Cat Rescues & Assistance
PALNV helps low-income families, senior citizens, veterans and the homeless care for their dogs and cats by providing pet food (canned and dry) and cat litter each month free of charge. PALNV also uses the voucher system to subsidize spay/neuter of pets for the same population. Need help? Visit here
Pawsitively Seniors is a program for cats and seniors on a fixed income. The program was created by two groups coming together–Heaven Can Wait Animal Society and Nevada Hand Housing. Pawsitively Seniors matches a senior cat with a senior living in a Nevada Hand Housing property. Once the cat is placed with the senior, the cat coordinator and a volunteer visit frequently to check on the health of the cat, and also to trim nails, bring food and litter. This is all free of cost to the seniors in the program. To support this program, visit here.
Rescue & Assistance Organizations
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Vets for Abandoned Pets (VFAP) was founded in 2012 to expand the impact of local TNR (Trap, Neuter and Return) efforts. Kittens too young for spay/neuter would end up being released back outside on the hot Las Vegas streets, where life is always a struggle.
Friendly cats and kittens who would make wonderful pets were also being released, having no where else to go. The solution was to create a network of volunteers who could help provide medical treatment and temporary foster homes for these cats and kittens. Local veterinary offices provided space for adoptions and thus Vets For Abandoned Pets (VFAP) was born.
Over the years, VFAP has grown and their volunteers have worked tirelessly to find loving forever homes for over 3,000 cats and kittens. In addition to working with local TNR groups and individuals, VFAP also pulls cats and kittens at risk of being euthanized from local shelters and provides them with the medical treatment they need to be healthy and happy.
To further expand their outreach program, VFAP opened up their own free-roaming:
Cat and Kitten Adoption Center
Las Vegas, NV 89130
VFAP continues to be 100% volunteer-based and runs exclusively off donations of funds, supplies and time. They are always in need of more volunteers, fosters and donations. Please consider volunteering or donating, every dollar goes towards the well-being and adoption of a cat in their care.
Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas mission is to secure loving and stable homes for dogs and cats at risk of being lost in the shelter system. They understand and value the powerful connection between people and pets. As they set out to provide a safer, happier life for animals, they realized that in order to do that, they were helping people as well.
Through a variety of owner support programs, they strive to keep pets in their original homes whenever possible by providing food, veterinary care, training assistance, support, and more. They work with low income, Veterans, seniors, the homeless, and children, to provide access to services, find the perfect family, and educate and inspire the next generation to take action.
They are a 100% volunteer run organization that relies entirely on the support of the community. Whether you donate, volunteer, foster, adopt, network, or spread the message, they welcome you to become a part of their village.
Nothin’ But Love Cat and Kitten Rescue is based in Henderson, Nevada. Their goal is to save cats in need and help educate the community so that people are responsible for their pets. They dream of the day where there are no helpless creatures abandoned in boxes or left to fend for themselves in parking lots, where there is no longer a need for any healthy companion animal to be euthanized.
Nothin’ But Love Cat and Kitten Rescue’s cats and kittens live in foster homes, so they know them purrfectly well including their purrsonalities and preferences. They can tell you who’s a cuddler, who’s a player and who’s a lover. They know who wants to be an only cat and who wants to be part of a herd. If they don’t think the cat you’ve chosen is perfect for you or for your home, they’ll tell you. They want every cat to be a happy cat in a happy furever home.
The Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) was founded in 1982, as the original no-kill shelter in Las Vegas.
NSPCA is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization. We take in over 2000 dogs, cats, rabbits, and small animals each year. Our goal is to treat each animal in our care as an individual, with a name and a unique personality.
NSPCA does not receive funding from any large national SPCA or from any government agency. We are an independent non-profit organization that relies entirely on the generosity of animal lovers like you to make our lifesaving work possible.
Nevada SPCA Headquarters
Las Vegas, NV 89118
They always operate at full capacity, so every animal adopted frees up space and resources to save another animal in need from our community.
Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions is a non-profit charitable organization. Homeward Bound provides a modern, free-roaming adoption center to minimize the stress experienced by relinquished cats and optimize the opportunity for adoption. When owners are no longer able to care for their pets, we offer an alternative to taking them to a shelter or leaving them to face the perils of survival on the streets.A community in which no pet owner is forced to make a choice to abandon an unwanted cat or kitten or relinquish the pet to a kill shelter.
Offer the option of placing for adoption domestic cats/kittens that need to be re-homed.
Reduce the number of cats abandoned, euthanized, or placed in local shelters.
Provide healthy spayed/neutered and microchipped cats for adoption.
Manage a network of reliable, skilled, and loving foster homes.
Provide veterinary care that includes spays/neuters, vaccinations, diagnostic testing, dental procedures, ophthalmology care, surgery, medications, and hospitalization for cats and kittens in our care.
Educate our community on the responsibilities of pet ownership.
HBCA Cage Free Adoption Center
Las Vegas, NV 89121
HBCA Off-Site Adoption Locations
PetSmart – McCarran Marketplace
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Petco – Eastern Beltway
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Happy Home Animal Sanctuary is a no-kill, no-cage, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of abandoned and homeless cats and dogs. They have been happily serving the Southern Nevada area since 1997.
Their mission is to offer care and a peaceful living environment for abused, aged or homeless animals. They provide an open space facility where “special needs” animals can be provided with medical care, love, and attention that will ultimately lead to their adoption. If an adoption isn’t possible, the sanctuary provides a lifetime refuge for the animals.
Their goal is to protect the welfare of the animals and to promote the humane treatment and well being of the animals by:
- Providing shelter and medical care for stray or abandoned animals.
- Responding with personal commitment, humane sensitivity, compassion, and technical skill to the needs of the animals.
- Actively promoting suitable adoptions of the animals.
- Encouraging the spay and neutering of dogs and cats to ensure the numbers of unwanted animals be kept to a minimum.
- Helping to prevent cruelty to animals by promoting animal welfare legislation and public education.
They are an all-volunteer group with no paid staff and as a result, they rely solely on adoption fees, donations and the generosity of cat and dog lovers around the world to continue their efforts.
The Animal Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization founded in 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the highest volume single-site animal shelter in America. Although they saved over 25,000 lost, homeless, and often mistreated animals, the shelter is NOT a “no kill” shelter. Animals are euthanized at this shelter.
In June 2015, The Animal Foundation announced Mission: Possible 2020, a strategic initiative to save the lives of all healthy and treatable animals that come to The Animal Foundation in need, by the end of the year 2020. This is their goal to be a “no-kill” shelter by 2020.
Much like a public hospital, as an open-admission shelter, The Animal Foundation takes in every animal who comes to them in need, no matter how sick or injured. From the expected dogs, cats, rabbits to pigs, fighting roosters, and exotic animals, they serve them all. Just like a hospital, they can’t save them all. What they can do, with the support of the community, is save every healthy and treatable animal who comes to them in need.
The Animal Foundation’s programs are designed to address the root causes of pet overpopulation and homelessness and include: adoptions; low-cost spay/neuter, microchipping and vaccination services; lost & found pets; Community Cats; and more. They envision a humane and compassionate community for all animals. The mission is to save the lives of all healthy and treatable animals in the Las Vegas valley.
P.A.W.S. (Providing Animals With Support) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill, volunteer animal rescue organization founded in 2003. It is located in St. George, Utah with a second Cat Adoption Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. They rescue animals who are scheduled to be euthanized due to lack of space at shelters. They place them into foster homes or at their adoption centers and then into quality permanent homes.
Their mission is to decrease euthanasia rates at regional shelters, help less fortunate animals of sound temperament find forever homes, and educate the public about the humane care of animals with the goal of reducing animal overpopulation and animal cruelty.
As a general rule, P.A.W.S. does not accept pets from the public. Their first priority is to get animals out of the shelters since they are in immediate danger of being euthanized. Occasionally, P.A.W.S. will accept animals from the public, but only in unique circumstances, for example, abuse, orphaned newborns, a deceased owner, a highly adoptable breed, any animal previously adopted from P.A.W.S., and litters of puppies or kittens on the condition that the mother be spayed. They do charge a rehoming fee. If you feel you have a unique circumstance, please call the P.A.W.S. Adoption Center at 435-688-9748.
Las Vegas Cat Adoption Center @ PetSmart
9775 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Thank you to Las Vegas Pet Scene Magazine and website for the local rescue and shelter directories. Each magazine includes these lists. The lists may not be complete.
See list below of organizations recommended by All About Purrs in the Las Vegas area.